The revised Renault ZOE, available with a larger battery goes on-sale in the UK from today, hitting showrooms from January 2017. The award winning model has been What Car?’s ‘Best Electric Car under £20,000’ for the last three consecutive years.
Renault have revealed pricing and specification for the 2017 model year Renault ZOE that was recently unveiled at the Paris Motor Show with a new top-of-the-range Signature Nav trim level added to the line-up.
With a 250 mile (NEDC) range, ZOE offers the best range of any mainstream electric vehicle. In real-world driving, Renault estimates the ZOE fitted with the new Z.E.40 battery has a real-world range of between 186 miles in temperate conditions and 124 miles in extreme cold conditions.
ZOE is now offered with a choice of two batteries – the new Z.E.40 battery boasts 41kWh of useful energy, equivalent to almost double the storage capacity of the ZOE’s standard battery (22kWh of useful energy). The entry level Expression version comes with the 22kW battery whilst Dynamique Nav and above are offered with the new Z.E.40 battery enabling owners to choose a ZOE that suits their individual requirements. The Z.E.40 battery is available with an optional Quick Charge facility that reduces charging times even further. All ZOEs sold to private customers are supplied with a fully-installed 7kW fast-charging box that enables convenient charging at home.
Regardless of the battery chosen, the engineers have managed to package them in a way the zippy performance of the ZOE remains. Zero to 60mph is achieved in 13.5seconds with a top speed of 84mph. The quoted acceleration figure doesn’t quite do the ZOE justice, as with any electric car the torque of the motor is immediate and off the line the ZOE holds its own.
The updated ZOE is being expanded to a five-version line-up based on three trim levels familiar to owners of other Renault vehicles – Expression, Dynamique Nav and the new top-of-the-range Signature Nav. ZOE remains available to purchase with a monthly battery lease agreement or outright with no battery lease agreement.
The Expression trim level provides buyers with a comprehensive specification with a 7-inch touchscreen housing Renault’s easy-to-use R-Link2 infotainment system with TomTom® satellite navigation; climate control, electric windows and electric heated mirrors, cruise control, speed limiter, keycard, Bluetooth connectivity and ample storage throughout the cabin.
Renault’s Range OptimiZer technology ensures ZOE is highly efficient with its heat pump, a bi-modal braking system and Michelin ENERGY E-V tyres. ZOE’s Chameleon Charger™ ensures that ZOE adapts and always charges from a source at the highest rate possible, thus lowering charge times.
Renault’s Z.E. Connect app allows drivers to remotely monitor battery levels and charging status via their smartphone or computer. The ZOE Expression is available with the R90 22kW battery enabling a range of 149 miles (NEDC) and a charging time of 3 to 4 hours (0 to 80 per cent full).
The ZOE Dynamique Nav adds to the Expression specification with a hands free keycard, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, rear electric windows and electrically operated, heated and folding door mirrors, 16-inch ‘Black Shadow’ alloy wheels and a leather steering wheel and gear lever. In addition to the Z.E. Connect app, the Dynamique Nav benefits from a one-year subscription to the Z.E. Interactive app. Via a smartphone or computer this allows you to remotely charge your ZOE and schedule charges, as well as cabin temperature pre-conditioning, in order to maximise convenience and take advantage of available off-peak electricity rates.
All-new Signature Nav trim level
The new ZOE Signature Nav trim level sits at the top of the range and features supple leather upholstery, heated front seats, a seven speaker BOSE® audio system, rear parking camera, 16-inch ‘Grey Shadow’ alloy wheels and driver’s seat lumbar adjustment.
Three new colours have been added for 2017 – Mars Red, Titanium Grey and Ytrium Grey (available on Signature Nav only) complementing the Zircon Blue metallic added in 2016. The Renault logo and badging switches from blue to chrome to accommodate this new colour selection. The 16-inch alloy wheel design on Dynamique Nav and above has been changed. Regardless of trim level, the ZOE is available to purchase in two ways. Buyers can lease the battery on a monthly basis or purchase outright, these models are denoted by their trim level names: iExpression, iDynamique Nav and iSignature Nav.
Every ZOE purchased by a retail customer includes a Z.E.-ready 7kW fast-charging wall-box with free home installation – owners will be able to charge a ZOE from flat to 100 per cent full in as little as three to four hours, depending on version.
Vehicle price, plus monthly battery lease (after Government Grant of £4500)
- Expression Nav R90 22kW £13,995
- Dynamique Nav R90 Z.E.40 £17,845
- Dynamique Nav Q90 Z.E.40 £18,595
- Signature Nav R90 Z.E.40 £19,895
- Signature Nav Q90 Z.E.40 £20,645
Full Purchase ZOE version
Vehicle price (after Government Grant of £4500)
- iExpression Nav R90 22KW £18,995
- iDynamique Nav R90 Z.E.40 £23,445
- iDynamique Nav Q90 Z.E.40 £24,195
- iSignature Nav R90 Z.E.40 £25,495
- iSignature Nav Q90 Z.E.40 £26,245